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Alpha Galactosidase (α-Gal) Activity Assay Kit (Fluorometric)

sufficient for 100 fluorometric tests

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detection method


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General description

Alpha-Galactosidase (α-Gal) hydrolyzes alpha-galactosyl moieties found in glycolipids and glycoproteins. In mammals, a-Gal hydrolyzes poly- and oligosaccharides commonly found in dietary sources that are difficult to digest. Therefore, α-Gal is used in dietary supplements that help to reduce the production of intestinal gases due to consumption of certain foods. It is known total α-Gal activity is due to two major isozymes with unique, yet different thermostability profiles. Alpha-Galactosidase A, is thermolabile and represents approximately 90% of total α-Gal activity. Fabry Disease, a lysosomal disease disorder, is characterized by mutations in alpha-Galactosidase A. These mutations cause abnormal accumulation of glycosphingolipids in lysosomes.


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Features and Benefits

The Alpha Galactosidase (α-Gal) Activity Assay Kit:
  • Detection limit: < 0.1μU.
  • Specific: does not detect beta galactosidase activity.


The kit is suitable for the detection of α-Galactosidase activity in tissue homogenates (kidney, etc.), cell lysates (U937, etc.) and biological fluids (saliva, etc.).


The Alpha Galactosidase (α-Gal) Activity Assay Kit provides a simple, rapid way to monitor total α-Gal activity in a wide variety of biological samples. In this kit, α-Gal cleaves a synthetic specific substrate releasing a fluorophore, which can be easily quantified (λex = 360 nm/λem = 445 nm). The assay is specific (beta galactosidase activity is not detected), sensitive and can detect as low as 0.1 μU of α-Galactosidase activity.

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

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